Trillium erectum


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Related to Trillium erectum: purple trillium, Stinking benjamin

birthroot

Herbal medicine
A perennial plant, the roots of which contain saponins (e.g., diosgenin) and volatile oils; it is antiseptic and astringent, and has been used for bites and dermal irritation, gastrointestinal complaints (e.g., haemorrhage and diarrhoea) and to stop postpartum haemorrhage.
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Morphological variation and female reproductive success in two sympatric Trillium species: evidence for phenotypic selection in Trillium erectum and Trillium grandiflorum (Liliaceae).
Stigmatic self-incompatibility and mating patterns in Trillium grandiflorum and Trillium erectum (Melanthiaceae).
Others to look out for are Trillium Erectum, also with dark red flowers, and Trillium Grandiflorum with elegant white flowers, always so good in a shady place.